Jessie J's Biography
Jessie J was born Jessica Cornish in Redbridge on 27 March 1988.
Her father was a social worker.
From the age of 9 to 11 she played Brat in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind in London's West End.
Like her sisters, Hannah and Rachel, Jessie J went to Mayfield High School in Redbridge.
She worked as a hair model for Vidal Sassoon.
Jessie J told Blue Peter that she and Adele were in the same year there and they hung out together.
However, Jessie J had a minor stroke and did not graduate. As a child, she had been diagnosed with a hereditary heart defect.
She joined a girl group, Soul Deep, but it did not last long.
She was due to record a solo album but the label, Gut, went out of business.
Before she got to release her own music, Jessie J had success writing for others, including Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, and she wrote Miley Cyrus's hit Party in the USA.
Jessie J's debut single Do It Like a Dude reached number 2 in the charts.
Her debut album, Who You Are, also reached number two in the UK.
Jessie's J's Who You Are generated the number 1 single (with US rapper B.o.B) Price Tag.
In November 2011, it was announced that Jessie J would be a coach on BBC One's new series The Voice UK.
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